Are you asking these 3 challenging questions of your governance?

Are you asking these 3 challenging questions of your governance?

How does your governance involve people in decision-making without challenging or undermining their own power structure? Is that even possible? This article suggests three questions you need to ask your governance before your organisation can truly move forward with community engagement or empowerment.

How to spread your organisation's "good engagement examples" the strategic way

Every organisation has its "good examples" of how it engaged with stakeholders or the community. But how do you shift an organisation so these become the everyday norm? Read on to learn how to shift an organisation’s approach to engagement.

What should I do with my council's Community Engagement Strategy?

Answer: Bin it.

Most are superficial rubbish. An Engagement Strategy needs to understand and identify the council’s willingness to share power and be a genuine partner with communities. If your council doesn’t have a clear position on this - read on.

Is your organisation's engagement strategy in the red zone? Introducing 'Messy Democracy'

Is your organisation's engagement strategy in the red zone? Introducing 'Messy Democracy'

We live in an age of ‘messy democracy’. Citizens are seeking more genuine engagement in decision-making. And it’s messy because often different people have different demands all at the same time! Where does your organisation usually sit on the ‘messy democracy matrix’?